Sublime With Rome to headline Summer of Rum Festival lineup in Tampa

Inner Circle, the Expendables and a whole lot of rum drinks are also on the bill.
Bartenders keep things stocked at the Summer of Rum Festival. Times (2014)
Bartenders keep things stocked at the Summer of Rum Festival. Times (2014)
Published June 12

Don't practice Santeria? A shot or two of rum this Labor Day weekend might change your mind.

Sublime With Rome will headline the 2019 Summer of Rum Festival on Labor Day weekend at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa. The festival, slated for Aug. 31, will also feature reggae greats Inner Circle and reggae-rockers the Expendables, among others.

Oh, and there's rum: Lots of rum. Forty different rum cocktails, to be precise, including hurricanes and pina coladas from more than a dozen shacks throughout the grounds. There will also be a Caribbean food market, fireworks display and more. More than 10,000 fans are expected to attend.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $15 (drinks not included), with VIP tickets starting at $85 (unlimited rum drinks included). The prices will go up closer to the festival. Click here for details.

Sublime With Rome formed from the ashes of '90s ska-punk-reggae-rock group Sublime, which ended with the death of singer Bradley Nowell in 1996. Sublime With Rome, featuring Sublime bassist Eric Wilson with Rome Ramirez singing tracks like Wrong Way and What I Got, has been around since 2009, meaning they've been a band longer than the originals. Who knew?

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

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